Dr Mary Favier, who is also the Covid-19 adviser to the Irish College of General Practitioners, was speaking after more than 100 cases of Covid-19 were notified in Cork on a single day.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) was notified of 617 confirmed cases, including 107 in Cork, yesterday. Five additional virus-related deaths in Ireland were also notified.
Speaking to The Echo, Dr Favier said the five additional deaths are tragic incidents that indicate Covid-19 is spreading among the most vulnerable populations.
“What we’re seeing is that it’s not just in young people — it’s also in the older population from the 50s to 65-year-olds,” said Dr Favier. “That’s a very big concern.
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